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Adam Arredondo, executive director of the KC Startup Foundation, and Maria Meyers, executive director of the UMKC Innovation Center and founder of SourceLink, offer insight into the exciting entrepreneurship environment in KC and engage attendees in generating new ideas about how the city can establish itself as a hotbed for entrepreneurship. The event precedes the closing of the three-week Library exhibit UpStart on Thursday, December 5.
In an industry—local television news—that churns through on-air talent with nearly every ratings dip and shift in management, Al Wallace carved a more than three-decade career as a sports anchor and reporter at Kansas City’s WDAF. He saw baseball’s Royals through three World Series and football’s Chiefs through their own (lesser) triumphs and tragedy.
Just before dawn on December 16, 1944, American forces in the Ardennes forests of Belgium and Luxemburg were surprised by the roar of German tanks and artillery, heralding Adolf Hitler’s final offensive on World War II’s Western Front. The Battle of the Bulge would last six brutal weeks and end in the U.S. Army’s greatest victory.